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Plusnet IP Address Help

fsdsdfddffff
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Registered: ‎27-07-2018

Plusnet IP Address Help

Hi, I'm just wondering if the IP address on Plusnet standard broadband (NOT fibre broadband) will change whenever you reboot the router? I'm thinking of changing to Plusnet, and this is something I'd like to know before switching. If the IP address doesn't change when you reboot the router, how long do you usually have to leave it off for, to get a new IP address? Just to be clear, I want the IP address to change, preferably when I restart the router. Thanks.

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corringham
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

Are you worried about the address changing, or not changing?

If you want the address to stay the same then you can request a static IP address for a one-off £5 - so the same address will always be assigned.

If you want it to change, I don't think there are any guarantees, but I'd expect switching off for an hour or two would probably do it (enough time for someone else to get your previous address). I'm sure someone else will have a better idea (I have a static address).

fsdsdfddffff
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

I am wanting the IP address to change when I restart the router, I don't want it to stay the same. I'm just wondering how that works exactly on Plusnet.

jab1
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

Can I ask why you want the address to change?

To get it to change, as has been suggested above, you would need to leave the router off for 65 minutes minimum to allow your IP to be picked up by someone else.

John
corringham
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

My guess is that the OP uses online bookies? Am I close?

Baldrick1
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

If you don't want any-one to track you from your reverse DNS then why not use a free VPN extension on your browser? Windscribe will give you 10GB per month free. There are both Chrome and Firefox versions. You can set the destination as UK. This hides your IP address. You can switch it off when you don't mind leaving traces so 10GB should be enough for most people.

corringham
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

If my guess is correct, then a VPN solution is no good. Online bookies block access through VPNs as they have to know the user's location as online gambling is illegal in some jurisdictions. They also share information about user's IP addresses to prevent arbitrage (because that would give users a chance of winning) and they block addresses that are suspected - hence the need for a new IP address every week or so.

Of course, there could be some totally different reason for wanting a frequent change of IP address.

Gandalf
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Re: Plusnet IP Address Help

Hi there.

By default we will provide you with a dynamic IP address which means it may change periodically when your connection drops and reconnects.

However, due to the way connections are routed across our network dynamic IPs are "sticky" which means that you may receive the same IP even after a drop, but switching your router off for any extended period of time may get you onto another IP.

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 Anoush Mortazavi
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